Digital Publishing Specialist
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Manages and supports the publishing services, operations and web presence for
the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) collections. With
knowledge of 21st century libraries, evaluates technologies and implements
improvements for digital publishing and hosting services. Trains faculty,
staff, and students in the university community to use open source publishing
software hosted by the library. Creates documentation and training materials.
Contributes to the development of publishing services policies.
Interacts with faculty, researchers and other members of the university
community to support their publishing enterprises. Works with journal editors
and conference organizers to establish and maintain publishing and proceedings
workflows, editorial processes, and reader/author services. Troubleshoots
workflow and technical issues as needed. Collaborates with VTechworks
Librarian and Repository Collections Specialists to ensure access to
appropriate publications through VTechWorks, the library-managed institutional
repository service. Evaluates user satisfaction with CDRS digital publishing
services and resources, recommending changes and/or new services. Hires and
supervises student assistants. Periodically gathers data and prepares reports
for CDRS publishing services.
Bachelor's degree in a field complementary to publishing and library service.
Experience working with online resource management. Experience with HTML code
and web site maintenance. Familiarity with CSS (cascading style sheets) and
SSI (server side includes). Experience with basic office software and Adobe
Acrobat. Working knowledge of digital file formats, metadata, database
applications, file uploading, and data migration. Effective communication
skills. Time management skills and demonstrated project collaboration
experience. Familiarity with Macintosh working environment. Must be adaptable
in an evolving online environment.
Master's degree in library, computer, or information science. Experience
working in an academic library. Experience with open source software,
publishing, and project management. Experience with Adobe Photoshop or similar
image manipulation software and graphic design. Knowledge of web accessibility
ORACLE. Experience with UNIX server environments. Understanding of web
technologies (e.g., browsers and plugins). Programming experience helpful, but
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